Author Frances Cheston Train recalls the magic of summers spent at Friendfield Plantation in the 1930s, golden days insulated from the hardships of the Depression and filled with innocence, kindness and uncomplicated fun. This tender, minutely observed and humorous memoir is packed with detailed descriptions of everyday life on Friendfield Plantation and the romance of bygone days in the Lowcountry.
Frances Cheston Train is a country person who claims to be allergic to cities. She still lives in two of the family houses described in this memoir. Her interests are African ethnology, writing, fly-fishing, outdoor life, homemaking, caring for her dogs and placating difficult but interesting husbands.